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Nash County approves funding for pandemic relief


The Claude Mayo Jr. Administration Building is shown in a Nash County government photo. Contributed photo

The Claude Mayo Jr. Administration Building is shown in a Nash County government photo. Contributed photo

NASHVILLE — The Nash County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a nonprofit pandemic relief funding program to provide local financial assistance through a one-time reimbursement of up to $20,000 for 501(c)(3) organizations in Nash County.



The reimbursement is for expenditures incurred through April 30 that were used to help with public needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic or to help mitigate the impact of the pandemic on the organization. The program is possible due to funding received from the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

The deadline to submit an application is June 30.

The nonprofit pandemic relief funding program was created by the county’s ARPA committee, which is tasked with developing ways Nash County can mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the community. The commissioners voted on the measure at their June 6 meeting.

“The full board is very pleased to have these funds available for our existing nonprofits to continue supporting our county,” said Robbie Davis, chairman of the Nash County Board of Commissioners and member of the ARPA committee. “I appreciate the work of Commissioner Marvin Arrington, who also serves on this committee, and the cooperation of the full board to get these funds out into the community.”

ARPA Grant Administrator Catryna Whitehurst manages funds and programs created by the Nash County ARPA committee.

“Funding for this program is on a reimbursement basis of expenditures that have already been incurred,” Whitehurst said. “Following the submission deadline, a selection committee will review the submitted proposals and rank them based on their response to the requested information. We anticipate that applicants will be notified by email regarding funding by July 25, 2022.”

Applications are available at www.nashcountync.gov. Call 252-462-2724 for more information.